During our discussion of The Worst SF/F Book Ever, many of us (myself included) learned of the…unique…writing style of the Pel Torro, whose real name is Lionel Fanthorpe. We proceeded to have some fun reveling in some unintentionally humorous verbiage, all the while wondering why anyone would write like that. Now there’s a reason.

Emerald City brings word of The R. L Fanthorpe Write-Alike Contest to benefit the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund. The object is to create an original work or rewrite an existing work in the style of Fanthorpe. Winners get cash, with the bulk $10 entry fees going to the scholarship fund.

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